The freak show 17 y
Horrors of days gone by: do NOT attempt anything here in this message! !!. It is intended to show the things one can do for beauties' sake
from days of ignorance thankfully long gone.
sillie things / DO NOT TRY!!!!!
FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY!!
1715; to make a hairy place bald...
take dried cats dung.crush and mix with strong vinegar to a pap.
smear this on often, and rub it in firmly.
In a few days the hairy place will become bald.
1655: how to color the head or beard into a chestnut color
in half an hour.
Take one part of LEAD caleined with sulphur and one part
of quicke LIME. temper them somewhat with water.
Let it upon the haire, chafing ... read more
Boil, Toil, Stir and Bubble 17 y
Basics of making you own infusions, decoctions, salves, poultices, compresses, tinctures, syrups, and vinegars for use in any circumstance regarding uses of herbs
a tea made by steeping herbs in
cold or boiled water.
the difference between a decoction and an infusion
is that the herbs are steeped for infusions,
and boiled or simmered for a decoction.
the longer a preparation steeps,
the more phytochemicals will be extracted.
also the longer it steeps , the more tannins
will be extracted , making it more bitter.
usual method for medicinal purposes
are appr 1 oz dried, or 1 & 1/2 oz fresh herbs,
in a pint of water (cold or boiled will vary with recipe)
for 5-10 minutes (will vary as much as 30 min to overnight
depending ... read more
Face facts 17 y
facial care homemade cream, gel, wash , mask to get you started.
2nd Century AD by GALEN the first cold cream
150 grams white wax (= 5oz or 10 tablespoons)
400 grams sweet almond oil (=13-14 oz or 17 tablespoons)
1 cup distilled water with a few drops of spirit vinegar
melt in pan over boiling/or heating water,
first the oil and white wax.
then add the water and spirits.
remove from heat and beat into a cream.
this is an excellent base for any facial cream/
play with it.. maybe use beeswax./ calendula wax etc.
maybe use rosewater instead of distilled...
or use a herbal infusion you like.
and use vodka or so (for the alcohol preservat ... read more
More Galore (or face facts 2 ) 17 y
Facial care basics: determining skin type, with recipes for cleansers, toners, moisturisers for each skin type.
basic face care process guideline
1. determine skin type:
press a single ply tissue
gently to your face then remove.
if see greasy residue then you have oily skin type.
test different areas of your face, since it will vary from
spot to spot.
ph of soap can strip skin and leave it dry
deep cleansing can only occur when face is steamed
or warmed. and pores are opened..
1-2 times a week is plenty, and do not deep clean on
a day before a scheduled outting etc..as sometimes..
drawing impurites out can lead to small blemishes
it will take about a day ... read more
Skinny Dip Delights 17 y
foundational body skin care recipes
Astringent Body Wash/Rinse
will improve skin color.
slice 2 fresh lemons, 2 fresh oranges.
(or 4 fresh lemons)
simmer gently on low for 1/2 hour
in 2 litres of water.
cool and sieve out the fruit.
sponge mixture slowly and gently
over all your body .
use after hot bath or shower
massage into affected areas
(contains lymphatic drainers)
esp use around chest and upper arms
to removetoxins before they are stored
rosemary /improve circulation
4 Tablespoons sweet almond oi ... read more
Lighten up 17 y
natural skin lightener tips
Pumpkin seed kernels
pound the pumpkin seed kernels
into a powder.
add just enough olive oil
to form a paste.
this is an ancient recipe.
keeps skin soft and removes
anti freckle things to try
regular washing with rosemary tea
Squashed tomatoes or
NOTE!!! use face compress
use thin muslin.cover face
cut out holes for eyes and nose
avoid eye areas/ apply juice
to compress .
cucumber with lemon juice
use with compr ... read more
Smell that Smell 17 y
deodorants (even one for doggies)
NOTE!! use sm glass spray pump bottles
see the web on product supplies
or search internet to compare.
all of these contain essential oils
and should be used in glass bottles
Also: use your imagination
play around til you get your own mix
personal and original 8)
strong & antibacterial
3 tablespoons vodka
3 tablespoons distilled water
2 drops tea tree essential oil
2 drops thyme essential oil
2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
combine ingredients in spray pump bottle
shake well to disperse o ... read more
Those eyes 17 y
eyelash thickener, tired eyes wash, under eyes circles, and great link
to health problems recipes for diseases of the eyes
will strenghten eye lashes if use regularly
1 tablespoon beeswax
5 drops sweet almond oil
2 drops alder tincture
1 drop lemon essential oil
heat beeswax in a small bowl/ OVER simmering water
when melted add the almond oil
allow mixture to cool slightly til it BEGINS to solidify
add tinctures and essential oils
transfer to a small screwtop jar
(will look like a gel )
apply a small amount with ring finger best or pinky
do not apply too much just a bare light coat
or eyelashes will stick together.
can get beeswax etc.. at
... read more
Hair: there and everywhere 17 y
shampoos, condtioners, deep healing treatments, and dry scalp recipes
For Dry Scalp:
peppermint and tea tree shampoo
2 drops peppermint essential oil
2 drops tea tree esential oil
4 table spoons shampoo base.
mix oils thoroughly with the base.
shampoo as usual but leave lather
in hair a few minutes before rinsing.
can get shampoo base 32 oz at
or make your own.
for blonde hair=
2 dessertspoons DRIED camomile flowers
the JUICE fresh of 1/2 lemon
150 g castile soap
1 Litre water
bring water to a ... read more
The wonder of color 17 y
Assortment of natural hair lighteners, dyes, covering grey, and adding shine
henna info from Liz Sanderson / How to make your own cosmetics
Egyptian Privet Leaves (or Henna) can really dye your hair semi-permanently
Many users are put off by the bright orange that it can dye
on blonde or bleached hair.
but on dark or middle brown hair it can give beautiful coppery colors.
and above all is a fantastic hair conditioner.
some even claim it causes individual hairs to swell
and therefore thickens hair.
what is certain is that a henna treatment will leave hair supple,
shining and easy to handle.
Before using henna , test a little one one or 2 strands of hair
... read more